Finding e3 Instruction (612.117 Kb) [Click here for a copy]
A task-centered instructional strategy (631.736 Kb) [Click here for a copy]
You should study each of the following:
Clark, R., & Mayer, R. E. (2007). e-learning to build problem-solving skills. In e-learning and the Science of Instruction, (2nd ed.), (pp. 247-269). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass/Pfeiffer.
Merrill, M. D. (2007). A task-centered instructional strategy. Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 40(1), 33-50. [Click for a copy]
Merrill, M. D. (2009). Finding e3 (effective, efficient and engaging) Instruction. Educational Technology. [Click for a copy]
van Merriënboer, J. J. G., & Kirschner, P. A. (2007). 4 Step 1: Design Learning Tasks. In Ten Steps to Complex Learning: A Systematic Approach to Four-Component Instructional Design (pp. 41-60). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
van Merriënboer, J. J. G., & Kirschner, P. A. (2007). 5 Step 2 Sequence Task Classes. In Ten Steps to Complex Learning: A Systematic Approach to Four-Component Instructional Design (pp. 61-77). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
The following courses demonstrate a problem- or task-centered instructional strategy. As an application exercise your should apply the Course Evaluation Rubric for Whole Problems to these courses. Use the discussion board to discuss your evaluation with other students in the class.
Australian First Aid [a disc containing this course will be distributed to the class]
Merrill, M. D. (2008). Converting e3 learning to e3 learning: an alternative instructional design method. In S. Carliner & P. Shank (Eds.), The E-Learning Handbook: Past Promises, Present Challenges (pp. 359-400). San Francisco: Pfeiffer. [This paper contains a First Principles analysis of this course – Click here for a copy]
Entrepreneur [Click here to open this course in your browser].
Mendenhall, A., Buhanan, C. W., Suhaka, M., Mills, G., Gibson, G. V., & Merrill, M. D. (2006). A task-centered approach to entrepreneurship. TechTrends, 50(4), 84-89. [Click here for a copy]
BYU-Hawaii Biology 100 user name: observe Password: byuh This course was designed using the BYU-Hawaii learning model based on First Principles. [Click here to go to online course].
Francom, G., Bybee, D., Wolfersberger, M., Mendenhall, A., & Merrill, M. D. (2009). A Task-Centered Approach to Freshman-Level General Biology. Bioscene, Journal of College Biology Teaching, 35(1), 66-73. [Click here for a copy]
Francom, G., Wolfersberger, M., & Merrill, M. D. (2009). Biology 100: A Task-Centered, Peer-Interactive Redesign. TechTrends, 53(3), 35-100. [Click here for a copy]